Sample variety The automation option is suited for 51.5 mm PANalytical steel rings. Both pressed powder samples and fused beads can be measured. Other sample types are possible, on request. Operator intervention Ad-hoc samples can be measured by unlocking the cabinet door. The lid of Epsilon 3 will open after the previous measurement is finished. When the cabinet door is open, all moving components are locked to prevent from collisions with the operator. Samples are measured manually without leaving the automation mode. Easy communication Multiple communication possibilities are available for data delivery to LIMS systems via PANalytical’s Universal Automation Interface (UAI) software. Very limited physical connections are required and measurement data from Epsilon 3 software is transmitted automatically in ASCII code for further processing. Fast analytical response It only takes 30 seconds from the time the sample reaches the end of the conveyer belt to the time when the sample is located in the measuring position of the Epsilon 3. With a typical measuring time of 5 to 8 minutes, the total throughput time of the method is less than 10 minutes per sample.